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How Many Images Should Be In A Wedding Album?

That’s easy: Not too many and not to few!

Now that we’ve solved that riddle… wait, you want a more precise answer? Well, that’s a bit harder now, isn’t it?

As we said, too many is no good. It results in busy, distracting albums where images are shrunken to fit them all in, and no image stands out as a star.

Too few, of course, is no good either.
You don’t want to be flipping through a book of blank pages, searching for something to look at.

Aiming for a smaller number of images challenges you to tell the story efficiently.
It also ensures you present only the best of the images.

Here’s a guideline that we like to follow when designing an album:

Take the target number of pages in the album and multiply it by 2 or 2.5.
For example, if you want a 20 page album, aim for 40 to 50 images. You’ll average between 2 and 2.5 images per page.

Conversely, if you know how many images you want but don’t know how many pages the album should contain, divide the number of images by 2 or 2.5. For example, if you have 70 images to include, shoot for 28-35 pages.

That’s too many pages, you say? Consider cutting out some of the less necessary images.
You’ll likely find that the overall album design benefits from the cut.

Sometimes, as they say, less is more.

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Google Reviews

Nancy ‎ - Dec 30, 2011

GORGEOUS PHOTOS!!! Great Customer Service Mike Kelly was the only photographer that we met with about shooting our wedding. Once we talked with him, we knew he was the photographer for us. We wanted to tell a story through pictures and Mike was able to capture that moment in our lives with the passion and love it so deserves. Mike’s pictures are among the best I have ever seen – including those in museums. He was fabulous throughout the whole process, especially as we tried to put together our wedding book. I would recommend LakeView Photography & Mike to anybody. We are still trying to figure out what we can get him to shoot for us next. (Baby ?)

Staci ‎ - Dec 20, 2011

Mike Kelly was an amazing photographer. He went above and beyond what we expected out of a photographer. He worked 12 plus hours straight and made sure to cover everything. We were so impressed by his ability to organize group photos. Mike captured every single detail and the photos were spectacular. He knows how to take pictures, knows how to pose you and your bridal party, captures great scenery, is flexible, and full of energy! His pictures look full of life because he knows how to capture all the colors and happiness of each moment behind any background! He has a great eye and I LOVE his photography. I highly recommend him to everyone! He was wonderful!

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Casey ‎ - Dec 19, 2011

Talented, Professional and Fun to Work With Mike & Missy took our engagement and Wedding Photos and we couldn’t have been happier! While many feel that it’s important to have a photographer who has that photojournalistic style (which they do as well), it’s equally important to have someone who can take a good portrait. It requires a vision, being able to communicate that vision, and then technically capturing it. Mike & Missy also made sure to show us some of the images as they photographed us and didn’t have us change poses until we were happy. Often they would ask us to slightly change how we were positioned and it changed the photo from average, to amazing. My fiancée felt very comfortable with both of them because he received direction when needed and didn’t have to worry about what he was doing. During the wedding we hardly knew they were there, we enjoyed our day but also received fantastic candid pictures we never knew were being taken. The formal portraits turned out so beautiful. They were also a very affordable choice compared to many of the other local Buffalo wedding photographers. Wedding Photography is one of my hobbies and I assure you, this company has the best cameras and lenses on the market and a great eye to go along with them. Lakeview does a beautiful job editing the photos as well. They do not overdo it but make them just right, no “just out of the camera images” from them. I highly recommend Lakeview Photography to anyone looking for wedding photography, engagement, or even family photographsShow less

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Nick ‎ - Dec 9, 2011

Buffalo’s Wedding Photographer’s with a flair for perfection. It was so obvious that Lakeview Photography had an artistic style and a natural photojournalistic approach when it came to their photography as soon as we saw their website. They captured every emotion that a person feels on such a special day. Mike was quick to respond to any and all questions we presented to him. Mike, BTW did not just make us feel like he was just a workingphotographer, but rather we considered him like a family member or friend that was there to help us celebrate our day. He answered all of our questions in a professional manner, and took the extra steps with everything he did in preparing us for our big day. He not only helped us seek out the perfect locations for our wedding photos, but he was also incredible at helping us get in contact with other local vendors to to plan and view their services as well. Mike & Melissa worked great together & make a great team. They also interacted so well with our guests & we had so many compliments on how well they acted during the day. They were able to capture so many spontaneous images of our entire wedding day. One of the most difficult decisions we had to make was choosing the pictures that we wanted to have in our wedding album. As soon as we returned from our honeymoon all of our family and friends had told us how they were all so impressed by our photographers, and the wonderful images that they were able to take. They also could not believe how quick the pictures were posted online for all to order and view. Highly recommended. Show less

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melinda ‎ - Dec 14, 2010

Best portrait & wedding photography in Buffalo NY Lakeview photo did the photography for our wedding last year and we couldn’t be happier with their work! The photos and album were everything we wanted and more. We loved the artistic approach they take to photography while still being able to capture the most important moments of the day! We have recommended them to our family and friends to use Lakeview photo for many differentphotography needs and they have all been extremely satisfied. I would recommend them to anyone!

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Lesa - January 30, 2012 - 3:50 pm

I love your work. I visit this Blog often and the reviews here are right on the mark.

Charlotte Engagement Session

Wow, what a winter so far. It has finally snowed here in Buffalo NY. When I woke up today we had SNOW on the ground:)

Well the Bridal shows are now here in full gear for this month so be sure to check them all out.

A lot of great prizes and specials to be had by all. Make sure you check your inbox for our Bridal Show Specials or just call for info !!!!!

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This is so exciting. I love this city. Looks so cool at night. Love NC.

Nikki & Jared

Bettie - January 30, 2012 - 9:59 am

Thanks for posting these pictures. You do fantastic work Mike.

Emma Carey - January 7, 2012 - 9:28 pm

I love Charlotte. What a beautiful city. These pictures are so wonderful and what a cute couple.

Tara Colburn - January 5, 2012 - 12:36 pm

Cute one of them acting out what the statues were doing, fun!

patricia - December 10, 2011 - 2:38 pm

Beautiful slideshow. Where were the pictures taken I do not recognize the city?

Mary Peterson - December 4, 2011 - 3:17 pm

awe they are so in love.

Steve Lewis - November 30, 2011 - 3:07 pm

Good stuff, plus the site looks great! Just gotta get that blogroll going!

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